Stop Forcing Dehydrated Animals to Carry Humans

Target: Lina Ennab, Minister of Jordan’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Goal: Stop forcing animals to drag carts and carry humans to Petra.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to Jordan to visit the remarkable “Lost City” of Petra, but unfortunately, many animals are exploited and abused along the way. Nearly 1,500 animals are forced to carry humans and drag carts in the city daily. This is all done in the open, sweltering sun. It is time to end this abuse.

The animals are forced to trek a treacherous ten-kilometer walk while in the blazing sun with no relief of shade or water. Allegedly, handlers regularly whip and beat their animals when they are not acting accordingly or hesitate on this dangerous journey. In between rides, the animals are often tied up while still in the sun and with no water. Reportedly, some have been tied so tightly they cannot not even lie down.

Sign this petition and demand Jordan’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities step in and protect these animals. In today’s world, there are plenty of alternatives that can be utilized to spare these animals from this pain.


Dear Minister Ennab,

The remarkable “Lost City” of Petra brings thousands upon thousands of tourists to your country. Unfortunately, more than 1,300 animals are reportedly abused at the historical sight every day. It is time to step in and save these animals from this unnecessary pain.

Every day, the animals are forced to walk a dangerous ten-kilometer path while carrying humans or dragging carts. This is all done in the sweltering sun with no relief of shade or water. Reportedly, the animals can not even rest when they are in between rides, as they are kept in the sun and often tied so tightly they cannot lie down. It was also reported that many of the handlers regularly beat and whip their animals when they are not acting accordingly.

It is time to put an end to this abuse, especially in today’s world where there are countless options for vehicle transportation. Please spare these animals from this exploitation and ban the use of animals for transportation in Petra.


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  1. Jennifer Day says:


  2. Gen Agustsson says:

    stop it!

  3. Hasn’t anybody ever heard of the car??? It’s probably better the environment too!

  4. Peoples stupidity can be devastating for the poor animals lives & it is so sad.


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